Ava DuVernay, Storm Reid, and Oprah Winfrey

'Wrinkle In Time' director Ava DuVernay, pictured left, is accused of using the race card to explain away the bad reviews for her fantasy Sci Fi film.

'A Wrinkle In Time' is a film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's book, starring Oprah Winfrey, far right, and Storm Reid, 2nd from left, as a biracial girl who travels to the future to find her Caucasian time-traveler NASA dad who somehow got lost.

The movie, which opened on March 9, received a dreadful 36 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and generally bad reviews from other critics.

Slate's movie critic Aisha Harris reported that the movie "stumbles" and "can't quite find its groove."

DuVernay, 45, took offense at Twitter users retweeting comments that Marvel Studio's 'Black Panther' beat out 'Wrinkle' at the box office.

The director corrected one user's comment: "*2 Black directors in the 1&2 spot. Both making history* Fixed it for you".

At some point, DuVernay tried to change the focus to race and black hair, probably hoping to distract moviegoers from the bad reviews.

DuVernay complimented writer Kyle Buchanan for asking a strange question about the "subtle, resonant" insecurity that Reid's character had for her hair.

DuVernay tweeted: "You were the only Caucasian journalist of any gender to see it, understand it and seriously ask me about it. Appreciate the chat, the sensitivity and the writing".

To another writer, she tweeted: "You had wonderful questions about black girls, self-esteem around issues of standardized beauty and our hair. Thank you."

Pajamas Media write Tyler O'Neil checked DuVernay for trying to use the race card.

"[T]he criticism of 'A Wrinkle in Time' has less to do with race and more to do with film content. Perhaps she should learn from her mistakes, rather than suggesting her film's failures can be attributed to the blindness of "Caucasians."

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  • tintin

    I haven't seen it but a coworker of mine said the movie just got lost it kinda just didn't flow well. So she needs to take the criticism and do better next time and no blame on racism. A lot of movies suck and she must accept that hers is now one of them

  • Miss Thang

    I trust Rotten Tomatoes, and I always check it before I watch a movie because I don't feel like wasting 2 hours of my life on a mediocre or bad movie. Ava is starting to get on my nerves. Just make good movies. Let the rest fall where it may.

  • Gloria

    A bad movie is a bad movie, sis.

    Learn from this, humble yourself, and do better with the next project.

  • Mo Mobetta

    I had seen it the day after it came out.. And it suxed.. Btw Ava I’m Black

  • Yardgirl

    GTFOH with that faux racism charge!! Going to the movies is an expensive outing!! Nobody is going to see one that is getting bad reviews, not matter who the director and lead actors are.

  • sunni_daze

    Guess my daughter will be watching this bootleg.

  • bemetoo

    I'm still trying find where she blamed racism

  • You Could Never

    Ummm I dont see where she said the movie was not good due to race. What part is that in? cliff notes? Thanks

  • Phillybruh

    I took my boys, the movie like the Annie movie wasn't made for me. They enjoyed them both. I was able to follow the movie from beginning to end. I don't need critics to tell me what too see and what not too see, they are usually wrong anyway.

  • You Could Never

    I vote watch what you want. Almost everyone said that A LOT of movies I have seen and actually LIKED were flops. IDGAF. Its my money I am spending at the movies. Not yours.

    *I loved Annie the original and remake. I mean I was a huge original Annie movie fan as a kid. Had it on VHS lol

  • Dowoop

    I took my boys to the movies, Black Panther, Peter Rabbit and Jumanji was sold out. Their options were 1) Watch a Wrinkle in Time 2) Go home. They opted to go back home. I was silently thankful because i would rather sit thru Peter Rabbit or Jumanji instead of watching a wrinkle in time. The story does not appeal to me.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Meh it can’t be that bad it’s number 2 at the box office. Who listens to movie critics anyway.

  • You Could Never

    I hated the story as a kid. I agree.

  • Phillybruh

    That's what my kids wanted too see. Saw Jumanji months ago they thought it was stupid. They are a bit too old for Peter Rabbit.

  • You Could Never
  • Phillybruh

    Why is Malcolm X on the list..lol That movie was great.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I’ve had Oscar contender movies that I wondered how they were nominated.

  • TawnyDelux

    Is it because of the Biracial child?
    Why is she complaining if the movie is #2?

  • Phillybruh

    LaLa land was terrible..lol

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Yes changed the channel like nope.

  • Kemi

    Everyone’s taste in entertainment is different....whatever. Still going with my family to see it. I love Ms. DuVernay sassy attitude!!

  • Rayne

    Probably just wasn’t that good Ava. Everybody has a bad film sometimes.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not everything is "racism". We shouldnt just be pulling out the race card when it's convenient.

  • Boonella

    My daughter saw it this weekend and she didn't really like the story line. I guess it didn't flow well enough for her.

  • You Could Never

    Bc of the "critics"

  • TOO REAL

    You can't use the race card what you can you is the FAKE card and it's called OPRAH. BAD KARMA

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I saw the movie...and it's a snoozer. i'm sorry, but it was and i read the book. I am however still rooting for it, simply because of the director, and some of the cast members. I think it was strategically released behind Black Panther in an effort to ride the momentum. If that is the case, well played. Had it come out before it would have simply been lost in the back draft.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm still trying to figure out what Ava said that has folks screaming 'race card'... Even with bad reviews it's still in the number two spot so Ava should be proud... I'll watch it on my android box -- that way if if it sucks it costs me nothing but two hours of relaxation...

  • Quitedeliteful

    it's a snoozer
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    (snicker...)

  • klwbaby

    I could really care less what movie critics have to say about a movie. Some of my favorite movies received horrible reviews (Showgirls and American Psycho)....

  • millz

    Yea umm hmm... so When will queen sugar be back on?

  • Chuck

    I watched the movie with my daughter and they said it was an awesome & enjoyable movie. These grown folks shouldn't be the ones to give the reviews. Let the kids decide!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    One of my favs is an Eddie Murphy movie called Metro. I loved the movie but it got bad reviews

  • Trey

    Wasnt interested in the movie to see it....so "no comment"

  • You Could Never

    So did Tower Heist which he was in too... and that is my JOINT

  • You Could Never

    We getting a Cardi really is pregnant post? Asking for a fren

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well I’m still seeing it! Go Ava and everybody else! Geez haters will HATE.

  • Blak

    Listen, your film sucks madam...get on with it. Can people stop casting the narcissist called Oprah in their movies please? Thanks!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Say what??

  • You Could Never

    Google her name and pregnant. SEVEN whole months sis. It is everywhere. TMZ. Daily Mail. She due in July.

  • Phillybruh

    Speaking of Pregnancy Brandy have her baby yet?

  • You Could Never
  • Phillybruh

    She gotta be due soon...I mean I clearly see the baby bump in this picture...lol

  • Cali

    RT is full of $hit pretend film critics, They are hit or miss like all other critics

  • MistaO

    Oh pleeezz! You could tell by the set up that this was just a black chick that swirls fantasy film?? From scandal to this people kind of tired of the long reach...

  • You Could Never

    That pic was last week. Rumors started in Sept/Oct. IDK

  • Itzgoingdown

    First it was white sugar daddy’s then white husbands. I guess it was inevitable for the white "father” fantasy narrative to follow.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Y she keep lying about it

  • Case

    Somebody said the weight gain is the side effect of the antipsychotic pills she takes.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    And I still don’t have any *sighs* ?

  • Miss Thang

    I disagree, because RT has an aggregate of film critics, not just one. So you can see many film critiques from many sources, and you can read all the reviews and see what they all have in common and get a good idea of the quality of the movie. They have never let me down. I have watched movies that had bad reviews and lived to regret it, so I really appreciate RT because I hate wasting my time.

  • You Could Never

    I kinda sideline believe this too. That it may be a medical side effect from meds she is on for XYZ. So I dont know WHAT to think about Bran. I just dont know.

  • You Could Never

    *hugs you*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and I'm still supporting ... I love films about the universe ... I will judge for myself ... besides dont give a shyt about these reviews ... see the shyt for yourself before you cast judgments .... I wish Ava the best for uplifting imagination and dreams...

  • Anunnaki

    Mr church was good to me

  • Anunnaki

    Like that one 2

  • Soda

    A 12 month pregnancy?? Shouldn't she be due in May?

  • V Dubb

    Maybe not racist...just illiterate. Many people don't read these days so I wouldn't think they would understand much about the meaning of it. Who cares!!! Black people still winning. There have been more black folks hating than white folks from where I'm sitting.

  • Miss Thang

    Do you ever see what kids enjoy? Anything colorful and crazy will stimulate their undeveloped brains. Their frontal lobes in their brains aren't developed yet. Kids don't know what is good for them to watch. Just look at the crazy kids channels on YouTube to see what unfiltered crap kids like to watch when they're not being monitored.

  • Case

    I believe it also. Something mentally about her is off.

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Imm have to peep this. Plus it got my Fave White Dude in it!! Michael Rappaport. THanks!

  • Berry Melon

    I don't care what those reviews say, I'm still going to go watch the film. I saw the trailer and was happy with what I saw. I don't care about the book, because I've never heard of it until they released the film, I just want to see the film - end of story. According to the director of AWIT, is that they want to stand with Black Panther, but he's forgetting that they are complete different films. If AWIT was a sequel to BP, I'd understand but it's not. Rotten T & the IMDb have given the film 2 stars. Those reviews really dig into the film, stating that its "no masterpiece." But then again where I live the film is very "little known" and is more widely known in America. So those reviews are based on their misconceptions. I bet if it had an all "white" cast it'd be a whole different story. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8036b05535bdc7ecc50b0b9ecb9dbbc72d7b67dd57bad3eb7d2bf5946bdc8cc3.jpg

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Blak: the narcissist called Oprah

    Is that you, Sandra?

  • Chuck

    Which is why ratings for kids' movie shouldn't be done by adults.

  • Miss Thang

    Some of the reasons they gave for why they disliked the movies were hilarious. The one critic literally hated The Wizard of Oz because she was disturbed by the "singer midgets" in it. lol!

  • Anunnaki

    I love movies too about universe, and earth itself.

  • Kayke

    Thank you! Sux, so glad I pirated it.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Damn, so ppl can't dislike a movie anymore?! Good God have mercy!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'm ready for them to bring out another Avatar .... ? they working on it

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    It's not about being a hater tho. It's about the movie getting bad ratings because a lot of ppl didn't like it. You're not a hater if you genuinely didn't like something.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Adults read the book tho. I read it in middle school. Ppl didn't like it cuz it deviates from the book plot. If a child didn't read it of course they'll love it if they don't know the plot.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Not racism, simply not interested. I’m not that enthused watching biracial actors/actresses anyway. Many of them lack real talent or longevity to really captivate an audience.

    And anything with Oprah in it is a NO for me. Can’t stand her mammy azz.

  • Soon2BWife

    Aww man, I wanted this to be good oid. I love sci fi and O so I will still go see it.

  • davine puddin

    Debbie allen would have been a better director.

  • mona q

    Well after viewing the movie myself with my husband, I'd have to agree with her. I read the reviews prior to watching it and most of the reviews I read were mainly about the Director...SMDH...a few even said that she didn't know how to direct children...which is a blatant lie because those kids killed it. They did an awesome job...I wonder why they were so focused on bashing the Director...hmmm...it's obvious. Had this movie been directed by Steven Spielberg, the masses would be raving about it... Yes, it was long...slow in some parts but the book was too. This was a difficult movie to translate to a movie because of the complexity of the book but I think she did a great job. Just like there were conspiracy groups to sabotage Black Panther telling people to go write bad reviews whether they actually watched it or not, I have NO doubt the same happened here....I even read a whole article that some white dude wrote that was so freaking condescending it was a shame...he was just basically saying that it was ok for a woman (read black women) and that her career probably won't suffer for this terrible movie....give me a break.

  • mona q

    THANK YOU...which is why I went to see if regardless of the reviews...because I KNOW that some of these people are just trying to sabotage it. It's crazy.

  • mona q

    Unless she is having fibroid issues ?????

  • mona q

    And I don't care what anybody says, Oprah is an outstanding actress. For anyone to say that Oprah is a narcissist clearly haven't watched Super Soul Sundays...Oprah has emotional intelligence which is why she has reached the status that she is...some people need to read up on it instead of hating on her.

  • mona q

    Oh yeah....this really doesn't matter because A Wrinkle in Time STILL broke box office records....sooooooo.....but Black Panther is officially THE best movie IN THE WORLD...no seriously...it is. Literally.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    My colleague said the exact same thing. She said she gives kids movies a lot of leeway but she didn't understand it and she felt it went over the heads of the children she took. A mess....

  • Yoni7

    How so? #curious

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Different strokes for different folks. My colleague swore the kids around her didn't know what the heck was going on in the movie lol

  • i troll it like i see it

    I think I still want to see it, like many of us we read this in elementary school as a kid, I'm still curious about it.

  • You Could Never

    Why do you keep saying this? You said it the other day too. What movie has Debbie produced in almost forever? Amistad was 20+ years ago. Have I missed other big movies she has produced? Why would Disney entrust someone who hasnt produced a movie in 20 years with this movie?

  • You Could Never

    +1

  • Yoni7

    THIS PART! LMAOOOOOO

  • Yoni7

    Maybe because the book is old? Who knows?

  • You Could Never

    And then, bc I am ME go and LOOK. Sister Debbie aint ever DIRECTED one movie. TV shows yes. No movies not ever in life. And produced one. Again, that one was 21 years ago... Amistad. Listen. *grabs yo hand so we can leave this place right now*

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hugs u back

  • Nophace

    I'm just disappointed that those that showed all of that support for Black Panther aren't showing the same support for Ava! They clam that they're tired of seeing us as slaves or what have you but have yet to support the other black movies, producers, directors that don't portray us as slaves like they did BP! Ppl need to stop being selective with their "wokeness" smh

  • Legacy

    Yes! Emotional intelligence is really important. I don't understand the hatred towards Oprah.

  • Red Roughensore

    I didn't know falling asleep during "A Wrinkle in Time" was a form of racism.

  • iWasteTime

    Please stop making a comparison.
    Black Panther wasn't only seen by Black people, exclusively.
    Black Panther is a comic that came out in 1966, a cartoon in 2010 and is apart of the Marvel Universe. Marvel Fans and Black Folk showed up and out for Black Panther. The 33 Million A Wrinkle did in the first weekend, against Black Panther is respectable and it will continue to bring in viewers. Blame schools for taking the classics off the reading lists

  • Yoni7

    Lehgo!

  • Trace da Ace

    well...they cant all be winners boo...take the L and move on...stop trying to use the "race card" to explain why the movie flopped.....moving on--->

  • Trace da Ace

    Yes, I loooveee all Oprah movies...from Color Purple to Beloved....

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    She is so annoying. Babygirl we were chilling at the black panther showings. This movie didn't give me a single oz of excitement and i read the book and love Madeleine l'engle. She needs to sit her boring ass down

  • Kayke

    She had to give her a role, she funded the film lol. I guess Ava didn't remember about Beloved.

  • Kayke

    Oprah buying up those tickets.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I haven't seen Ava's movies, but being friends with Oprah doesn't automatically make you a winner. I saw the trailer and honestly, it just didn't appeal to me. Only 17% of the black population went to see the movie, so that tells you something. It just didn't appeal to a whole lot of people.

  • TMW

    Black Panther was a GOOD movie, A Wrinkle In Time was not something I wanted to see based on the previews I saw. I’ll watch it when it hits PPV next month.

    But I’m trying to understand why someone’s preference for what they want to see and spend money on has anything to do with racism or being woke? Are ALL black people supposed to support black artists ALL the time?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    That's an unfair criticism. I saw the trailer for Wrinkle and honestly, it just didn't appeal to me. Sometimes trailers will turn an audience on or off.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I think this whole "inclusion" and "diversity" thing is in overdrive.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    My company sent out an anonymous survey about D&I. I said the only thing I want to be included in is EQUAL PAY as my counterparts.

    Everything else is for the birds and not beneficial to the underserving population.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I'm a be honest with you. I saw the extended trailer and that was all I needed to see. She slapped Oprah on it thinking it would do numbers and that's the very reason it didn't. There was just nothing appealing about that movie to me. That is all.

  • Junkanoo

    Sometimes movies get released and flop end of story. Ava clearly expected a global hit am not sure l care for Ava am not a fan of know it all and people who talk too much .

  • 88

    Her father is yt in the film meaning she is yt this movie is not about wokeness it's about c00ness.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Oh well Ava. Stop trying to shove All lives matter down peoples throats.

    Also shame on you Ava for a having a fully black child ( Storm Reid) play a biracial/quadroon. What was the point? Was the character biracial in the book? Why couldn't the little girl play what she really is? A fully black child. You had the opportunity to show little black girls themselves in a positive light. But you and OPRAH decided to be all inclusive and shut black people out!

    I'm tired of the interracial bullshit. Your average black person isn't checking for that. I'm sick and tired of the black woman cave man narrative and the black man cave woman narrative.

    I like seeing strong black families and fully black people in movies and on Television . I have absolutely no interest in seeing , all this we are the world find you a white man or white woman garbage.

    First the gay agenda, now y'all pushing this shit. Nope!

  • what?why

    Ah Ava, look within for negativity.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    cant be true. I know ppl who loved the book and wanted to like this movie but couldnt

  • Courtney Wheeler

    my cousin {who's opinion i trust} gave me a clear idea of why she didnt like it. You cant expect critics to like something when they dont simply because black people were cast and there was a black director. Nevermind the fact that this is a children's movie.
    Folks have said the symbolism and spirituality from the books (there were 3) was missing and the movie felt more sci-fi than the original books.

  • SumthinSweeter

    amen and well said

  • KcoolMuziq

    Ava Duvernay(Whom I attended her exclusive private screening of 13th with her about an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.) is VERY passionate about her projects and has EVERY right to speak about how they're portrayed in the industry.

    Congratulate her on being the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN to direct a $100 Million movie & STOP HATING on her!

  • mona q

    My reply is long forgive me....Now, I have read the books but felt that it wasn't a fair analysis to say that symbolism and spirituality was missing ..it also depends on how it is interpreted by the reader because for me, I am a spiritual person and do not consider myself a religious person. I have a deep connection to the universe which I consider to be God but I do not feel the need to identify with a specific religion or go to any church, temple or mosque...my connection to the universe is just that - mine...anyway, from what I personally got from the Director's interpretation of the movie on screen was pretty accurate to the book because Meg's parents were scientists and she was transported through time and space...so there had to be some element of sci-fi there...the book's characters used "MAGICAL" powers...many Christians didn't even support the books and felt that the they shouldn't have been in public schools at the time because the 3 women used magical powers to take the children on a trip through time and space (the fifth dimension). They said the characters were witches practicing black magic under the guise of a “New Age” religion, based on Hindu and Buddhist culture. They also didn't want children indoctrinated with "Eastern religions" and mystical practices and hated the authors use of crystal balls, astral travel, psychic healing, and telepathy. Some people who supported the books even thought the 3 women guiding the children were aliens...others said guardian angels...again, interpretation...

    The spiritual message was there...Meg discovered that her true power is intangible and is far greater than her intellect. That power of love within her allowed her to conquer the evil that wanted to control her with hate. Charles Wallace’s love, her selfless behavior and courage ended up saving both her father and Charles Wallace. But again...spirituality is relative which is why I don't feel it is a fair review to say symbolism and spirituality wasn't there...the overall message of the necessity for INDIVIDUALITY, LOVE and RESPECT FOR OTHERS is what I took away from it...so again, it's all relative to the reader/watcher and that person's interpretation of it...this movie was the Director's interpretation of what she read.

  • mona q

    THANK YOU...

  • Lady_Elle

    I was in the iMAX theatre with only 9 other people in the Sunday 6:30 PM showing.
    It was nicely made... it was cute... NOT WORTH my $$$.
    It would be ok to rent from Redbox.

  • TheOwley

    The movie has nothing to do with the Christian based theme in the book and thus it has been rejected by many Christians some of which are black. Hollywood changed it because Hollywood is no friend of God. Furthermore Reese and Oprah are not generally well liked by most. Nothing to do with racism but nice try. It would have been really courageous had Ava kept true to the book.

    btw, where is the racism in Black Panther defeating everyone including her bomb at the box office.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    thanks for sharing your views. Some times its hard to put your finger on why a movie isnt good or why people take issue with movies. Despite the feedback I got and shared -- I heard there were lots of good messages embedded in the movie. I do plan to see the movie (there is a second run theater up the street from my house -- I see everything) but I must admit -- i wasn't excited or pressed to run out and see it right away. Oprah is not a draw for me and I dont think ive seen anything Ava directed (I didnt see selma)

  • TheOwley

    The movie changed significantly from the book. That people disliked that is their absolute right but Ava chose the drop the race card because people made a choice.

    No one is disputing that there are racial disparities in Hollywood, in fact, all industries. But if your product is subpar, why do black people have to support it? Because the producer / director / actor is black, really? That is highly disrespectful to black folks in general, as if they don't have a right of choice or a voice to tell the difference.

    What people hate is hypocrisy regardless of who wields it as some weapon.

  • mona q

    True! My own cousin saw it with her toddler daughter but she said that exact thing...she wasn't feeling it but didn't know exactly why...

  • ALLMINE?

    the trailer looked terrible..

  • Chocolate Bliss

    lollll

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Say it again, say it again!!!

  • Ladyvil

    WITCH!

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I'm currently boycotting Oprah, due to her mistreatment of Mo'nique. So this movie gets a 2 thumbs down.

  • Cannelle

    <-- am black. Really disliked the book as a kid. Not interested, sorry.

  • Jack Blakk

    Oprah sucks, Lol!

  • Mister Fantastic

    Nan, I blame a poorly directed movie, that did not translate the book version due to trying to appease a general audience instead of the Christian base, which made the book immensely popular in the first place...

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    idc that their movie did or is doing poorly...they're so pretty! even O.

  • dontgetblocked

    Oprah looks scary in that movie! I turns me off the movie.

  • dontgetblocked

    I heard a white woman say that mixed children were there own race??? And these are the Beckys that are raising what they will soon learn are BLACK children.

  • KB

    That is exactly where the fault lies removing the Christianity context due to Disney's adamant advisement & the behind the scenes antics of Oprah on the script. IMO

  • YeahISaidIt!

    Ok?!?!!! I thought it was just me that didn’t like it as a child *shrugs*

  • Naila Thrower

    She should know her own people rejected the movie. I know i didnt see it and knew i wasnt even b4 black panther. I can go to any random person and ask did they see black panther especially my people, they will say they did. I ask any one especially my own people did they see a wrinkle in time and i will get a blank stare. We don't care about that crap!! Clearly the box office has spoken.

  • Mark mcharm

    Oprah is not a real actress she is no cicely tyson

  • mona q

    yeah...okay.

  • Corey

    ugh.... and she just signed on to do new gods for DC too. shes already shown she cannot adapt other content to movies.

    any one that tries to use the race card like that is low too... blank panther was a hit.

  • Corey

    just cause she is black does not mean she does not deserve the criticism she is getting. what is wrong with people like you haha

  • Corey

    sorry to break it to you.... but there is such a thing as biracial and little biracial girls out there. so whats your problem? black people are the most racist people ive ever met

  • Layah Jhene

    Mixed children are Black Children ?

  • Jussjess25

    Im sorry but this movie concept was a horrible idea. Just throw the whole flick away ?

  • Mark mcharm

    she isn't she is a talk show host who got lucky ???

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    i agree, most things are *because racism

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    You are ignorant garbage. Black people can never ever be racist. EVER! YOU'RE THE RACIST! BIRACIALS ESPECIALLY BIRACIAL WOMEN ALWAYS PLAY FULLY BLACK PEOPLE! ALWAYS! WHY? WHY CAN'T ROLES FOR BLACK PEOPLE GOT TO FULLY BLACK PEOPLE? WHY THE HELL ARE HALF FAUX BLACKS THE FACE OF THE BLACK RACE? IT'S NOT RIGHT, AND RACIST AS HELL! THERES'S A NEW SHOW OUT WHERE THE WHOLE FAMILY IS PORTRAYED BY FULLY BLACK PEOPLE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE DAUGHTER. THE DAUGHTER IS PLAYED BY A LIGHT SKIN BIRACIAL GIRL. THE WHOLE FAMILY'S DEEP BROWN AND CLEARLY FULLY BLACK , BUT THE DAUGHTER IS A MULATTO! WHY? WHY COULDN'T THE ROLE HAVE GONE TO A FULLY BLACK DARK SKIN LITTLE GIRL?
    WHY ARE THE SONS ON BLACK TV SHOWS USUALLY DARKER AND FULL BLACK, WHILE THE DAUGHTERS ARE LIGHT BRITES AND PARTIALLY BLACK?

    WHY AREN'T FULLY BLACK LITTLE GIRLS REPRESENTED ON TV? IF THEY ARE THEY USUALLY PORTRAYED AS AGRESSIVE, MEAN , SASSY ETC. AGAIN, WHY?

    I don't give a rats ass about biracials ! I am a black women, the mother of humanity. Hurting your feelings doesn't make a racist, it means your slow ass was triggered by what I said because its the truth!

  • Trung Phan

    She never blamed the negative reviews on racism. This article is total BS.

  • Corey

    wow, you are crazy.

  • EMILY POST

    You mean you dont want to see a movie starring Oprah with a Blac Chyna wig on....

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Agreed! I didn't see how they expected this film to triumph at the Box Office, even the great Oprah, and her costars!

    If you didn't read the book, then the film's trailer didn't have any "must see" appeal, IMO!

    Should have cast Viola Davis or Octavia Butler in Oprah's role, and kept the book's Christian narrative for the screenplay!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I wouldn't expect to be successful, just me, but to take out the Christian aspect of the book, story, I expected it to flop!

  • The WholeTruth

    The only "Positive" thing about this movie was Sade's song "Flower Of The Universe" off the movie soundtrack.

  • exlurker

    Watch The Colour Purple, Oprah can ACT!!

  • nicfury420

    I just saw this movie this weekend and I must say I was not impressed. I was actually looking forward to seeing this cast work together. I feel like the movie should have been more of an epic like The Never Ending Story, Lord of the Ring or even Harry Potter for that matter. As I was watching it-it seemed like there should’ve been more of a bridge or transition between scenes but somebody just straight up cut and paste the film reel to shorten it. They straight up gave us cliff notes to the book. Now I got to go read the damn thing ?
    I read somewhere that this chick was supposed to direct black panther. I am so glad she didn’t...

  • Mark mcharm

    saw it she is a talk show host ?she cannot act she can play a mammy role very well.

  • wiseguy

    The wrinkle in 'Wrinkle' is that people know Disney's real motives and it adds up to 666.

  • Donatella

    The director corrected one user’s comment: “*2 Black directors in the 1&2 spot. Both making history* Fixed it for you”.

    The inflated ego won't accept any criticism. Yes, her film was #2 but with over a $100 million budget it was a monumental flop. All she was trying to do was ride the coattails of Black Panther, which was the only good movie by a black director that weekend.

  • Michele Rene

    I have to wait for Black Panther to come out on Blu Ray--couldn't afford to see it at the theater at the time. I've heard such great things about the film (and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Danai Guirira!!) that I'm dying for the Blu Ray!

  • Michele Rene

    When I heard they were trying another film adaptation I was really excited because it was (and still is) one of my favorite books. I almost cried from disappointment when I saw the trailer because it was so far from the book that it was unrecognizable :(